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  • Shell shields you from rain while staying breathable and dry on the inside; seams are sealed for full waterproof protection; windproof to 60+ mph
  • 2.5 layer polyester shell stretches 4 ways to allow you a full range of motion
  • Left-hand zip pocket doubles as a storage pouch for the pants
  • Waist drawcord and back elastic create a comfortable fit
  • Ankle zips let you easily slip the pants on or off over boots; interior adjustment lets you snug cuffs tight
  • Hem drawcords seal out debris


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Best Use Hiking
Fabric Polyester
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
Windproof Yes
Waterproof Yes
Type Of Waterproofing 2.5-layer REI Elements waterproof breathable laminate
Packable Yes
Gender Men's

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Sizing notes

SHORT: Some pants are available in short sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 2.5 inches shorter than regular sizes. TALL: Some pants, shirts, jackets and parkas are available in tall sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 3 inches longer and a rise that is 1 inch longer, a shirt or jacket body that is 2 inches longer, a parka body that is 2.5 inches longer and sleeves that are 2.5 inches longer than regular sizes.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for skiing and biking Bought these to wear while biking to work in Chicago in the winter. They break the wind quite well and keep all the water/snow/ice out. They're also slim enough not to get caught in the chain. I then used them for skiing in Colorado. We had a few feet of powder, and they worked remarkably well. I had to wear a thermal layer underneath because they don't have any insulation, but again, they kept the cold wind and moisture out. I enjoyed the less baggy feel (compared to traditional ski pants).
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight & Waterproof I grabbed these to use as ski pants and lightweight backpacking. I haven't used them for backpacking yet, but for extremely-wet-skiing they worked excellent. The feel of the fabric is non-typical for waterproof pants (they're more cloth-like than plastic-like). Hopping to get years and years of use out of these.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lite weight and comfortable Purchased one week before heading to Ottawa for extra cold encounter . Temps were in the teens all week. I was warm and dry. An excellent buy.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rei rain pants I like the pants. They keep me dry and are essy to put on and take off. They are lightweight so they don't add much weight to a park. Pockets have zippers which are nice. Only improvement I eould recommemd would be a zipper on the sides so that the wearer could pass through to the pockets of the pants they put the rain pants over
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for spring hiking in the PNW I bought these pants for spring hiking, and I'm very pleased with them. They are comfortable, packable, easy to put on (even without removing boots), breathe well enough, and are completely waterproof. I've had to put them on twice while hiking, and once playing golf. No complaints at all.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Haven't used yet I bought this to keep in my "get home backpack"... some call them "bug out bags" in my vehicle. Fortunately haven't needed it yet, but I knew REI quality was what I wanted for such an important item.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent against the elements Wear these all the time for work outside and my pants underneath these don't get one drop of water on them. Also, they're very flexible so squatting and bending down is comfortable.
Date published: 2017-04-30
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These are imported. Can you tell me where they imported from and if the company that made them treats their employees fairly.

Asked by: Elwin Aubrey
REI manufactures with factories that treat their employees fairly.
Answered by: stray_light
Date published: 2017-04-12

Do these pants really keep you dry in heavy rain? 

Asked by: Linda
These pants are waterproof and we have heard a lot of feedback that they keep the wearer dry in heavy rains.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-28

I normally wear size 35 pants. Should I get M or L?

Asked by: Skiier
​We suggest size large.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-13

can these pants be worn as a shell, over fleece pants?

Asked by: frank15
​Yes, these pants can be worn as a shell over fleece pants.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-01

Can you tell me the weight of these? Thank you

Asked by: mtnguy
​The Talusphere Pants weigh approximately 12 ounces.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-27

If your normal pants are a 33-34 waist and you are looking to purchase REI Talusphere Pants for men would you get the medium at 32-34 waist or the large at a larger waist if you will use over shorts or pants in the rain?

Asked by: jmurphy1976
If you traditionally buy pants with a 33 to 34 inch waist, we recommend ordering a size medium in these pants. These pants have a regular fit that will accommodate layering.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-01

I bought these pants last May, and just noticed that the tag says they need to be ironed to maintain their waterproof-ness. How often do you suggest they be ironed? If I have not ironed them in the last 10 months, will that cause issues with durability?

Asked by: Ted G
The pants should not be ironed as the heat will harm the laminate. Running them through the dryer for a partial dryer cycle will refresh the DWR.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-26
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